Paul Craig Roberts : Labor Day Should Be Renamed 'Corporation Day or War Day'
It is Labor Day weekend, 2011, but labor has nothing to celebrate. The jobs that once gave American workers a stake in capitalism have left and gone away. Corporations in pursuit of near-term profits have moved labor’s jobs to China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea and Eastern Europe.
Ron Paul has won many to his cause by decrying the geopolitical and monetary costs of our undeclared wars and over-reaching police actions. However, the United States has real defense needs beyond simply bringing troops home and positioning them along our southern border. There is still a great abundance of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, the growing menace of cyber-warfare, the miniaturization of drone warfare, our great vulnerability to EMP attack, and the likelihood of economic collapse and violent upheaval.